Your body and it’s limits
I think it is incredibly important to be aware of your body, what it looks like, how it feels, the actual limitations of it and so on. I used to hate looking at myself naked in the mirror, every time I did I would see everything that I didn’t like in myself and just couldn’t find anything positive to say about it.
Since October of last year, starting the Emotionally Focussed Eating Program, I have not only been weighing myself but also measuring myself. My bust band, the biggest part of my bust, my waist, and my hips. Doing this has given me a sense of where I lose weight and how much I have lost, and most importantly has given me a sense of how much weight it really takes to make a difference on the tape measure.
Measuring myself has taught me to respect every pound that I lose because in all honesty, it takes a lot to lose just five inches off of yourself. I have become more aware of my body and the changes it has gone through by really looking at myself. For a while I had to put aside the emotional reaction I had to my body to be able to do this, but now that I realize how amazing it is and how successful it has become through weight loss I can finally appreciate it for what it is, mine. My body is my responsibility, my success and my failure, I alone have the power to heal it and bring it to it’s full potential.
Another source of understanding the limitations of my body is with a technique called The Emotionally Focussed Cleansing Technique. Take a bar of soap when you are in the shower and brush upwards towards your heart, alternating from your left and right side, while saying an affirmation. I have come to love this technique because it allows me to give myself the time needed to assure myself of all the things I am capable of doing. It allows me to check in with how I am feeling emotionally and how my body is reacting to my current state of being.
I have included a link to direct you on how you can start performing this technique as well,
Give it a try!
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